State girls basketball roundup: Both Class A semifinals decided by a point each

CLASS A

Minneota 54, Mt. Iron-Buhl 53: Trailing by six with 2 minutes, 30 seconds to play, Minneota scored the game’s final points to rally to top Mt. Iron-Buhl and move into Friday’s Class A title game.

Abby Hennen made the go-ahead free-throw in the game’s closing seconds. Hennen led the Vikings with 19 points, while Natalee Rolbiecki added 18.

Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa 51, Sleepy Eye St. Mary’s 50: Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa held off Sleepy Eye St. Mary’s to advance the program to its first state title game.

Alissa Knight led the Jaguars with 15 points and 10 rebounds.

Madison Mathiowetz scored 23 points for Sleepy Eye St. Mary’s.

CLASS 2A

Providence Academy 58, New London-Spicer 54: Four Providence Academy players finished in double figures to lead the Lions to an upset victory to move into Friday’s Class 2A final.

Brooke Hohenecker and Maddyn Greenway — the daughter of former Vikings linebacker Chad Greenway — led the Lions with 16 points apiece.

Mackenzie Rich scored 18 for New London-Spicer.

Albany 72, Glencoe-Silver Lake 49: Paige Meyer flirted with a triple-double, tallying 27 points, 10 assists and seven rebounds as Albany cruised into the Class 2A final.

Meyer is a South Dakota State commit.

Glencoe-Silver Lake was led by Miah Monahan, who had 17 points, 10 rebounds and seven assists.

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